Japan Film Festival in India: Japan Film Festival 2020 goes digital in India

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MUMBAI: With the movements still restricted due to the COvid-19 pandemic, Japan Foundation in New Delhi has decided to take the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) 2020 in India digital.

The fourth edition of the festival will showcase 30 select Japanese films from various genres and formats, including animation, feature drama, romance, thriller, classic and documentary.

The festival is slated for an opening at the end of 2020, and will bring critically acclaimed and award-winning titles, along with mainstream entertainment films such as ‘One Night’, ‘Lady Maiko’ and ‘Pigtails’.

“We are thrilled to screen the 2020 edition of the festival on an absolutely new, exciting, and bigger scale, while keeping consumer safety utmost. The virtual platform will help us reach a wider audience base,” said Kaoru Miyamoto, the Director-General of the Japan Foundation New Delhi.

He added that popularity of Japanese content has been distinctly growing in the Indian landscape which has been fuelled by the recent increase in online content consumption.

“We are bringing the best of Japanese films which have garnered critical praise along with audience love to offer an enriching experience to our Indian viewers. We are confident the festival will be successful and bigger with the online platform,” Miyamoto said.

The film catalogue also includes marquee titles, such as ‘Sumikkogurashi: Good to be in the corner’, ‘Tokyo Marble Chocolate’, ‘Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday’, ‘Our 30-Minute Sessions’, ‘Little Nights’, ‘Little Love’, ‘Stolen Identity’, ‘Tremble All You Want’ and more.

Last month, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) announced that the 25th edition of the festival in India will take place virtually from November 5th. EUFF is featuring 41 award-winning European films in 37 different languages, across six different genres, curated by Veronica Flora, with Valerio Caruso, director of ‘Cineuropa’.

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